There's not much mystery or drama surrounding the 2016-17 Premier League title race. Chelsea have been relentless in their pursuit of the title and most recently earned three more points at Stoke City, thanks to Gary Cahill's late winner.
To see where Chelsea fit in Shaka Hislop's full rankings, as well as which clubs made the list this week and which dropped out, click here.
At the start of the season, ESPN FC's club bloggers and correspondents selected their side's most important players for the season ahead.
Now, with the title run-in approaching, each club has a revised list of key performers. Who is in, who is out and who has flopped? Click on each club for a detailed rundown of the key men and those who have fallen by the wayside.
With the season entering its final stretch, some have fallen by the wayside while others have grown in importance. Here's Antonio Conte's revised list of crucial performers.
This list is not extensive and has been ranked according to varying factors. Some players still with a part to play, like Kurt Zouma, have been omitted. And there's some notable flops missing too --...
Radja Nainggolan has said he discussed a transfer to Chelsea with manager Antonio Conte last summer, and could be interested in re-opening talks at the end of the season if the British weather improved.
Earlier this week, the Belgium international played down speculation he could team up with Conte at Stamford Bridge.
However, speaking ahead of Belgium's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with Greece, Nainggolan said he had spoken to the former Juventus and Italy coach about joining the Premier...
Over the course of Chelsea's past 27 matches in all competitions, in which they have been defeated just twice, there has been much debate on how to stop Antonio Conte's juggernaut. Many tactics have been put into practice to differing degrees of success without conclusive solutions being found.
The first theory was mirroring the Blues' formation and deploying a three-man defence in order to directly match up against them. Such thinking was blurred, given that almost every team that tried it was...